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Experts Baffled by Rise of Mysterious Polio-Like Disease in Children

Health officials are alarmed by growing waves of a paralyzing illness in children. So far the disease has only affected a few hundred children in the United States, but the exact cause and best treatment for this disease remain unknown. Known as acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, this rare illness can sometimes cause respiratory failure […]

Biophysicists use machine learning to understand, predict dynamics of worm behavior

Biophysicists have used an automated method to model a living system — the dynamics of a worm perceiving and escaping pain. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)published the results, which worked with data from experiments on the C. elegans roundworm. "Our method is one of the first to use machine-learning tools on experimental data to […]

The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

Recent research shows that more than one-third of people who are recovering from addiction continue to experience chronic physical disease. Excessive use of alcohol and drugs can lead to mental and physical health issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease. Many of these conditions may improve after recovery, but some may linger and […]

Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

A new meta-analysis examines 40 years' worth of research in an attempt to find out the ideal amount of fiber that we should consume to prevent chronic disease and premature mortality. Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but how much fiber should we consume, exactly? This question has […]

New recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective and is less likely to provoke adverse side effects. WHO recommends backing up treatment with active monitoring of […]

Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by targeting a single cell, scientists say

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease.The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of recurrence and tumour spread. Cancer treatment still follows a practically medieval method of cut, burn or poison. If the growth can’t be cut out through surgery, it may be […]

How To Really Keep Bangladesh Mosquitos From Feasting On You… (It’s Genius!)

Are you afraid of sharks, snakes or spiders? Most of us are. But there is another creature that is far more dangerous than all of those combined, and most of us don't even know it… Did you know mosquitos have killed many more humans than all wars in history? Mosquitos are by a mile the most dangerous creatures on […]

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease genetic helix

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven by environmental factors shared by twins who are […]

Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’

Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts.This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE).Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess […]

How to Avoid Lead Exposure from Spices

A new study found lead was in more than 50 percent of spice samples.Spices are often hailed as a healthy way to prevent adding excessive salt or fats to flavor meals. But a new report found some spices can potentially cause health problems through lead exposure. The study, which was published in the Journal of Public […]

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